The members that turned up to sail at the dam today had some very frustrating times as the wind when it came was light and from every direction
13 starters lined up for the first race of the day and we were down to 6 starters for the 6th and final race of the day.
Wayne Turner won the day with 16 points followed by John Smith, Rob Cooney and Ray Joyce on 14 pints.
John Banks 13 points, Rob Marshall 10 points, David Jones 9 points, Geoff Mathews 8 points, Andrew Wardrop and Kim Potter8 points, Tony Brewer 3 points, Dave Murfit and Ted Laing 0 points.
It was good to see Ted Laing and Stuart Harris back at the dam today, but it would be even better to see more of our members sailing.
Just a few points for members we still have to do our penalties if you hit a buoy or cause an infringement.
We all like to sail at the dam but it seems that the few members get there early to get the rescue boat from the shed and the ramp in the water starters table set up and after the days sailing it’s the same members left to pack everything back up.
A helping hand makes it easier for every one.
Regards Wednesday Coordinator
Mid week sailing report 8th Nov 2017
rWednesday the dam was its usual self with wind no wind and everywhere around the compass.
Wayne Behrens picked the weather the best and won with 18 points . Kim Potter, Peter Sylvester and Don McLoud were next with 14 points. Ron Cooney back after a long absence was next with 13 points Wayne Turner followed with 12 points. Dennis Lees and John Banks shared 11 points . Phil Turnbull 10 points, John Smith 8 points, David Jones, Rod Marshall and Geoff Mathews with 6 points and Dave Murfit on 4 points. Dave is walking further each week and it won’t be long before he is up near the top of the point scoring.
Andrew had his new boat on the water for the first time and looked good until winch problems called a halt for the day. He helped with the racing for the day which was a big help for me.
It was good to see 15 skippers the for the day plus we had 2 DF95 boats on the water as well. Lets hope the roll up continues to grow.
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The 2017 IOM Tasmanian Championships were conducted over 2 days on 4 and 5 November 2017. 13 races were held on the Saturday at Montrose Bay and the 11 Sunday races were transferred to Risdon Brook Dam due to a jetski racing event being held close to the Montrose Bay Yacht Club.
Conditions on the Saturday were challenging with a squally NW to SW flow and the courses being adjusted to suit. Most competitors stayed with A rigs for the day and those that went to B rigs soon changed up.
The Sunday weather was a light and patchy NW to W and then a seabreeze eventually set in after lunch with some steadier breeze.
John Gard did a magnificent job as PRO over the 2 days and had to continually review courses after most races. Thanks go to John for his efforts.
Some of the potential front runners had some issues on the 1st day. John Cole-Cook missed 2 races due to a broken winch line. Peter Darcey dropped his transmitter into the Derwent River and had to make a quick trip home for a spare and missed 3 races. Lisa Blackwood could not start in the last 6 races on Saturday due to a major electrical fault.
At the end of Day 1 Michael Hickman held a narrow lead on points from Rod Jackman so the Sunday was set up for a ding dong battle at the Risdon Brook dam.
Rod and Michael had great racing with Rod turning the tables on day 2 for a great victory after the 24 races. John Cole-Cook improved each race following his winch issue to finish 3rd.
Below are the results for today’s racing and a progressive point score for the last three races.
To all those members who choose not to sail today you missed out on a fine day but very confusing wind patterns. Maybe you will join us next week for round 4 of the summer series.
Today we only managed 6 races due to the wind after lunch but once packed up a good steady breeze filled the dam.
Dennis Lees with 0ne win and two seconds won the day with 19 points with Rod Marshall second with 18 points and Dave Murfit third with 17 points.
They were followed by Rod Jackman 16 points, Kim Potter 14 Points, Andrew Wardrop 13 points, John Banks 12 points, Phil Turnbull 9 points, and Don Mc loud sailing his DF 95 on 7 points.
David Jones did well in the scratch races but missed out on the series racing with rudder problems, no doubt we will see him next week.
After 3 races David Jones 42, Dennis Lees, Andrew Wardrop, and Rod Marshall 40, Rod Jackman 39, Phil Turnbull 33, Ray Joyce 32, John Smith 31, Kim Potter 25, Wayne Turner 24, Groff Matthews 23, Peter Sylvester and Dave Murfit 17, Don Mc Loud 15 and John Banks on 12 points.
To all members please be patient I try to set courses to suit all the members sailing some may be short or long but I do my best to please all.
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